E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 4, 2023

Primary Tubercular Abscess of Chest Wall Masquerading as Breast Lump: A Case Report

Author(s): Brijesh Kumar Pandey, Harish S, Vibhu Sharma, Nidhin Rehman


Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes significant mortality and morbidity in developing countries. Primary extra-pulmonary tuberculosis of chest wall is a rarity and usually presents as pyogenic abscess which does not respond to conventional antibiotics. Diagnosis is difficult and treatment is controversial in the above condition. A case of primary tuberculosis of chest wall is being presented here in 29-year-old female patient who presented with clinical features of breast lump which was successfully managed with antitubercular therapy and image guided aspiration.

Keywords: Tubercular, EPTB, Acid Fast Bacilli

Pages: 548-549

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